The Hope & Ruin


The Hope & Ruin is full of character it’s about cramming a room with things you love, character is chaos. And that's exactly what you’re going to find in all the old things here in the bar.
Above the pub is a 150 capacity grassroots music venue that supports live music 365 days of the year from local bands starting out to international touring artists. Unmissable gigs of the past include The Strokes, Electrelane, British Sea Power, Adele, Bonnie Prince Billy, Michael Kiwanuka and Dua Lipa.
They have plenty of lagers, keg beers and cask ales available from our orange and purple pumps. We stock lots of local beers and will always have a gluten free beer on sale. They also stock a wide range of spirits, wine and non alcoholic options. All of the drinks on offer  are 100% plant based which brings you nicely to the caravan in the corner; home to BEELZEBAB who offer the finest 100% vegan cuisine, including their infamous vegan kebab, loaded fries and dogs.  Keep your eyes peeled for monthly specials and new additions to the menu.


  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Dance floor
  • Dependant on gigs
  • None


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 12:00 0:00
Tuesday 12:00 0:00
Wednesday 12:00 0:00
Thursday 12:00 0:00
Friday 12:00 2:00
Saturday 12:00 2:00
Sunday 12:00 23:00



The Hope & Ruin, 11-12 Queens Road, BN1 3WA


Town Centre


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Friendly and Burgers food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Tuck into a fusion of Americana and British classic pub foods with Hot Dogs and Poutine on the menu,

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